Russia-Ukraine war news: U.S. distances itself from Belgorod incident
The United States is trying to distance itself from an incident in the Russian region of Belgorod, which Russia alleged was attacked by pro-Ukrainian fighters. Ukraine has denied direct involvement in the episode.
Two heavily damaged U.S.-made Humvees were seen in a video verified by The Washington Post on the Russian side of a border station near Belgorod. It is unclear whether the militias used them and whether Ukrainian forces provided them to the group. The United States has provided more than 2,000 Humvees to Ukraine.
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But when it comes to its own commercial deals, Russian oil and gas present more of a dilemma for Ukraine, David L. Stern reports from Kyiv.
About 300,000 barrels of oil passed through the Druzhba pipeline that crosses Ukraine each day last year. Ukrainian officials claim that having Russian fuel pass through its borders provides leverage over Moscow and gives it much needed revenue — though it’s not clear exactly how much, if any, Russia is paying for the transit.